Search Results: "Brenda Ferber"


BOOK REVIEW

THE YUCKIEST, STINKIEST, BEST VALENTINE EVER by Brenda Ferber
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 6, 2012

"Get this now—it's better than candy. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Get ready to enjoy a laugh-out-loud, fast-paced adventure involving a secret crush, a runaway valentine with an attitude and lots of candy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FICTION
Released: May 6, 2009

"Though few children actually get to attend a full month of summer camp, many others will enjoy it vicariously through this somewhat superficial effort. (Fiction. 8 & up)"
For all the tweens who that believe in BFF but find out, to their great disappointment, that it isn't for everyone, this is the book for them. Read full book review >

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JULIA’S KITCHEN by Brenda A. Ferber
ADVENTURE
Released: April 13, 2006

"Family bonds, Jewish traditions and overcoming grief to reconnect with life are deftly braided in this poignant story, just like the challah on Friday nights. (Hebrew/Yiddish glossary, recipe) (Fiction. 9-12)"
Every time 11-year-old Cara worries about something, it turns out fine. Read full book review >

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BRENDA AND EDWARD by Maryann Kovalski
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

"Once readers give themselves over to the hybrid world in which the dogs dwellthey are clearly canine, with doggy features and abilities, but in all other ways act humanthey will relish this two-hankie telling and the tidy illustrations of love lost and found. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Kovalski (Pizza for Breakfast, 1991, etc.) introduces two lovable dogs that live happily together behind a French restaurant. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Brenda Corrigan Went Downtown by Donna Brookman Kaulkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2013

"A sometimes overly detailed story of intrigue, pain and strength."
A tragic event brings a family together in Kaulkin's novel. Read full book review >

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BRENDA BERMAN, WEDDING EXPERT by Jane Breskin Zalben
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 18, 2009

"Brenda's endeavors to reconcile her hopes with reality tell a tale of acceptance that will help young readers struggling with their own life transitions. (Fiction. 6-9)"
When her Uncle Harry becomes engaged, Brenda reluctantly adjusts to the concept of a new aunt and cousin. Read full book review >

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NORMAN AND BRENDA by Colin Thompson
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"This deeply affecting story makes clear just how elusive happiness can be, and how wonderful it is when you finally find it. (Picture book. YA, adult)"
Norman and Brenda toddle separately toward middle age desperately lonely, believing they will never find a companion. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CASCADE FALLS by Bruce Ferber
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 2015

"Ferber may be trying to explore the consequences of the housing crash, but this soap opera is neither substantial enough to tackle that subject nor skillful enough to parody it."
In the suburbs of Phoenix, marriages and careers are coming undone in this second novel from sitcom producer Ferber (Elevating Overman, 2012).Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOON FOUND, SOON LOST by Elizabeth Ferber
Released: May 30, 1995

"An exotic African locale and some graceful writing can't save a story that relies so heavily on improbabilities, coincidences, and stereotypes."
A slender first novel revisits that well-trod territory of troubled mother-daughter relationships—and tries to revitalize it with a multicultural spin. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"A thorough, provocative discourse on just about every aspect of the joys and sorrows of all those involved in the adoption process. (For a look at adoption from the adoptee's point of view, see Sarah Saffian, Ithaka: A Daughter's Memoir of Being Found, p. 1365.)"
An absorbing memoir of one birth mother's experiences, interspersed with an array of narratives, musings, facts, and statistics on the theme of adoption. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: April 4, 2011

"A harrowing look at the road ahead that should urge immediate, proactive change."
A comprehensive read on climate change, its environmental and health impacts and the actions that can be taken against it—as seen through a health professional's eyes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WHERE I LIVE by Brenda Rufener
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"Disjointed, didactic, and mostly disappointing. (Fiction. 14-18)"
If she can follow the rules, no one will ever discover that she is the "homeless girl hiding in front of them." Read full book review >